The Clackine General Store will be holding a community Christmas market this Saturday to raise funds for two local charities.
Clackline General Store business partners Jane Seeley and Maurine King both chose different organisations that meant a lot to them.
Jane, being the animal lover, chose to donate funds to Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE Avon Valley).
The Northam organisation rehomes animals that have been impounded or surrendered throughout the Avon Valley and surrounding areas.
She said the funds will go towards vet bills. “I have two very rare dogs that we rescued,” she said.
Jane acts as a foster carer for rescue pounds through Perth and with SAFE Avon Valley.
She said it is important for the community to support local charities.
“They have huge bills,” she said. “Out here everyone has a cat or a dog and these guys are overlooked, so we want to make sure we can help them as much as possible.”
Maurine King chose Comfort Quilts because she knows people who have been affected by cancer.
The non-for-profit group is run by volunteers who knit scarves, beanies and quilts, that are then sent to someone with cancer, who has been nominated anonymously by a loved one.
Maurine said she had been supporting Comfort Quilts for over two years.
“It’s a good cause,” she said.
“It gives people comfort that are going through cancer treatment. I have lost a few family members through cancer.
“Also, they survive by fundraising and have no backing from the government.”
Jane said the event was very busy last year, which was the first time the markets were held. “It was great, everyone stood around and chatted for most of the day,” she said.
The event will start at 8.30am at the Clackline General Store.
There will be stores, a raffle and a sausage sizzle.
The next fundraiser for the pair will be when they hold the Greatest Shave at the store in February next year.